Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Edward Snowden
Whistleblower
MSNBCW 08/13/2014
Snowden: My name is Ed Snowden. I used to work for the government and now I work for the public. Geist: In front of the flash bulbs. Appearing at times exhausted, at times defiant. wearing a bouncer's t-shirt. Geist: Did you feel like he took a different tact in making this a little more about himself than he has previously. Dadich: He came in quite nervous to the shoot and said I love my count country, I feel like a patriot. It was at that moment we knew we had the cover. Geist: Jim Bamford had unprecedented access, recently spending three days with Snowden in Moscow.
Edward Snowden
Whistleblower
MSNBCW 08/13/2014
Geist: Snowden told "wired" of a top secret program called MonsterMind, first revealed here, which automatically retaliates to cyber attacks from foreign countries. Bamford: And if you just turn around and automatically fire back, you may be starting an accidental war. Geist: Wired released new audio recordings of its time with Snowden. Snowden: Our generation is facing a time where governments around the world are questioning whether or not individuals can be trusted with the power of technology. And while I don't know the answer to that question, what I do know is that governments shouldn't be the ones to decide. We should. Geist: Snowden disputes that he took 1.7 million documents as the government alleges, saying the number is much smaller and he wouldn't comment on recent reports that he has inspired other leakers.
Edward Snowden
Whistleblower
MSNBCW 08/13/2014
Bamford: There is another Snowden out there someplace. The question is whether he's still in there, whether he's out, whether NSA is looking for him. Geist: Snowden says he left a trail of digital bread crumbs to show the NSA exactly what he took from an internal server, but the NSA missed the clues. Snowden: “I figured they would have a hard time,” Snowden told "wired." “I didn't figure they would be completely incapable. “ Bamford: He had access to material well beyond top secret. Way over most anybody's head at NSA. Snowden: I gave this information back to public hands to give you back a choice about the country you want to live in. Geist: Snowden told "Wired" he wants to come home and he would even he says volunteer for prison as long as it served the right purpose. For its part the NSA told us if Mr. Snowden wants to discuss his activities, that conversation should be held with the U.S. Department of Justice. He needs to return to the United States to face the charges against him.
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